Truth without grace is just condemnation; grace without truth is mere license. (James Emery White, preacher and author)
Confronting a family member or friend about his or her improper conduct or attitude can be a really critical moment. As White suggests, we need to approach such an encounter with both truth—facts, not rumors or preferences—and grace, a willingness to forgive and restore upon proper acknowledgement of wrongdoing and a commitment to correct past wrongs.
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)